Planning honeymoon trip to namibia need help?

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Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:22 am

HI Im planning a trip to namibia would like to go from zeerust Nw to luderitz and then to windhoek and them etosha and then via the caprivi to maun botswana.

would like to camp most of the way and we would have about 14 days to do the trip, please if anyone has done something like this please advise
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Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:59 am

My gut feel tells me it is a bit much for 14 days. A lot of driving...

Rather consider skipping Luderitz, or skip the Caprivi/Botswana portion.

Luderitz is nice, but can be windy. On your way to Luderitz, you can go to Fish River Canyon and Aus. Returning from Luderitz, I would go to Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe, Windhoek. You could also do a couple of days in the Namib Naukluft park enroute to Swakop. From Windhoek you could go to Etosha. Etosha is a bit expensive these days, but very nice. Waterberge is also a nice attraction somewhere in the North. Otjikotto lake is another attraction in the North, close to Etosha. On the north-western border is Epupa falls and a couple of campsites. I can really recommend this as well. (No heavy 4x4ing needed, unless you decide to do Kaokoveld and Van Zyls pass :twisted:

One of my future trips will be the Caprivi and Botswana (I haven't been there, so someone else can maybe give you more info.)

But going down to Luderitz, then up again to Caprivi is a lot of driving, and unless you want to make it your own Paris to Dakar endurance race, I wouldn't suggest it within 14 days...

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Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:24 am

It is either the North, or the south. For both you need more in the region of 25 days. Also take in consideration that one does not travel at Night in Namibia.

Luderits to Katima Mulilo is about 2000 kms and that is with the major routes. If you take your lux and want to take the roads less travelled I will start in Windhoek and take the C28 via Uis Pass to Walvisbay. This takes you through the Khomas Hogland (Spelling) From Walvis go up North to Springbok fontein and then right to Khorixas (Spelling) Then of to Etosha and from there back to Windhoek.

This is about a 7000km trip. Namibia is just to big to go that far in 14 days. Some town are 500km apart in the north.

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Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:16 pm

Hi thanks for the advice going for the shorter route
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Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:09 am

Hi Henry,please remember that a HONEYMOON is a tiresome experience and that you will need lots of rest.Be advised to drive less and sleep more.If you need a second opinion on this ask the older dogs too!
ANDY.....ANDY........!!!!!! :lol:

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Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:25 am

Whatever you plan and wherever you go my best advice is take your time.

You will have plenty more holidays in your life (hopefully so). However, you only go on your (first :lol: ) honeymoon once.
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